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Facts and figures

16-04-2013 Facts and Figures

Key Points

In 2012, the ICRC:

  • visited 540,669 detainees in 1,744 places of detention in 97 countries and territories, including detainees under the jurisdiction of international courts and tribunals;
  • monitored 26,609 of these detainees individually (including 626 women and 1,235 minors);
  • registered and visited 13,569 detainees (including 283 women and 1,085 minors) for the first time in 2012;
  • enabled 13,913 detainees to receive visits from family members;
  • issued 17,358 detention attestations.